[OT] USB v "legacy" interfaces

From: Fred Cisin <cisin_at_xenosoft.com>
Date: Wed Feb 2 16:06:23 2005

There is at least one documented instance of a fatality from the
frustration of end-user RS232 interfacing. (a user took a personal
computer (CP/M?) and a serial printer to a store to have them connect
them; after several weeks without success, he shot and killed the store

USB eliminates most end-user frustration, and replaces it with an
extraordinarily high level of frustration for hobbyists and developers.
What is the suicide rate?

Even I can build simple stuff that connects to RS232 and Centronics.
But I don't think that I will ever be able to build anything USB.

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin_at_xenosoft.com
Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 16:06:23 GMT

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